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Miller Range 05035
Basic information Name: Miller Range 05035
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: MIL 05035
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 142.2 g
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 29(2)  (2006)  Lunar (basalt)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Lunar-basaltic
Recommended:  Lunar (basalt)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (basalt).   [show all]
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Comments: Field number: 18784
Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeup from AMN 29(2):
Sample No.: MIL 05035
Location: Miller Range
Field No.: 18784
Dimensions (cm):   4.5x4.0x3.5
Weight (g): 142.216
Meteorite Type: Lunar-Basalt

Macroscopic Description: Kathleen McBride
The exterior has about 95% black, shiny fusion crust. The interior is pinkish-tan in color with no rusting. The rock is moderately hard and has an unusual granular texture with a vague resemblance to granite. There are numerous inclusions; linear white features a few mm in length, melted appearing black, glassy inclusions with an iridescent "peacock ore" opalescent sheen, a transparent, glass like mineral, and a few clay-like powdery areas.

Thin Section (,2) Description: Tim McCoy
The section exhibits an unbrecciated texture of coarse-grained (several mm) pyroxene and maskelynite with interstitial sulfides, iron-titanium oxides, intergrowths of fayalite-silicate-augite, and other late-stage glasses and minerals (including BaO-enriched potassium feldspar). Pyroxenes are strongly zoned and include pigeonites and augites with a range of compositions Fs31-55Wo15-42 and Fe/Mn of ~60. Plagioclase is An83-92Or0-2. The meteorite is a lunar basalt, although it exhibits some properties (e.g., maskelynite) unusual among known lunar samples.

Thin Section Images

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MIL 05035 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05035 - Cross-Polarized Light MIL 05035 - Cross-Polarized Light
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MIL 05035 - Plane-Polarized Light MIL 05035 - Reflected Light

Lab Images

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MIL 05035 Image

Data from:
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 29(2) (2006), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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     Recommended::   (83° 18' 18"S, 155° 52' 44"E)

     This is 1 of 43857 approved meteorites from Antarctica (plus 3802 unapproved names)
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